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Restaurant Opera

#120 of 1,441 Restaurants in Zurich
#125 of 1,491 Places to Eat in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Seefeld
French, Swiss, Contemporary, Continental
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Falkenstrasse 6, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
+41 44 258 98 98
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6:15 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Top Chef Pierre Meyer and his Restaurant Opera team look forward to...
Top Chef Pierre Meyer and his Restaurant Opera team look forward to delighting you in a unique ambience with seductively prepared fish specialities of the highest quality. Awards including the Golden Fish and entries in the Gault Millau guide reflect the significance we attach to impeccable quality and assured sustainability, which is why we use only fresh, predominantly regional, ingredients.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining, attentative service and poor booking service (a tradition)!

Reviewing the place after many years of patronage, I am happy to comment. The range of dishes is limited, but the quality and preparation is good to excellent. The choice of wines and drinks is appropriate and the staff is competent and friendly. During our visit on 26 June 2015, the serving staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Bruno M
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Egg, Switzerland
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Egg, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Reviewing the place after many years of patronage, I am happy to comment. The range of dishes is limited, but the quality and preparation is good to excellent. The choice of wines and drinks is appropriate and the staff is competent and friendly. During our visit on 26 June 2015, the serving staff did a great job, despite the place... More 

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Avila Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We absolutely loved charming restaurant with fresh daily selection of great fish deliciously prepared to your liking. If you are a fish lover - its absolutely a must. They have other food choices but we did not try them because we ate different fish two times we visited while our five day stay in Zurich.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Excellent meal two nights in a row! Service is good; food is excellent! Highly recommend the lamb on hot stone and mousse with strawberries for desert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

In the Hotel Ambassador next to the Opera. Intriguing and original ceiling and wall murals dominate the decoration with scenes from a variety of well known operas. The flowers were beautifully extravagant. The staff is warm, friendly and impeccable. Service is attentive. The cuisine is delicious. They specialize in fish yet have meat choices as well. The fresh caught perch... More 

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Javea ALICANTE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We have dined in Opera, several times, it never disappoints, the roasted whole Turbot is to die for, as are many other dishes.I have reviewed this restaurant previously, I recommend if you are in Zurich, go try it for yourself. Staff, Manager, Owner, Kitchen, faultless.We will be back in six weeks, only for a night, but we will be there... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wide choice on the menu. Staff were very attentive and considerate. Lovely setting. The food was extremely well presented and whilst not too generous tasted so so good.

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Joensuu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We ordered the 'fish for two' (Steinbutt), which was brought to our table before it was cooked, filetted as we watched, and carefully divided between the two of us (so we each had one underside and one overside piece). The fish was done perfectly, not a moment too long or too little, and the side sauce was not needed, so... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great customer service and delicious food in a relaxed but chic atmosphere. We had a four course meal costing 89 sf . Food was scrummy and unhurried....perfect !

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I went to Opera Restaurant since it was across the street from my hotel in Zurich and it was raining. Had a good dining experience, started out with a small mix plater of Swiss cold cuts and cheeses, followed by the fish of the day Rainbow Trout). Both were delicious, and I left feeling full. Service was quick, friendly, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you want a nice quiet dinner in relatively elegant surroundings and good quality food, near the opera house as the name suggests, this is a very convenient and good address. I loved the oven-baked fish and fresh vegetables. There wasn't much choice for starters (seasonal soup or salad) but this didn't bother us. Good choice of wines and friendly... More 

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Rudolf_Zehnder, General Manager at Restaurant Opera, responded to this review

Dear “carohuer”. Many thanks for your kind feedback about your visit at our Restaurant Opera. We are delighted that you loved the oven-baked fish and fresh vegetables. Moreover it is a pleasure to read that you appreciated the elegant surroundings, the wine choice, the friendly service and our location close to the famous opera house. It would be great to... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant Opera

Address: Falkenstrasse 6, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 258 98 98
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Seefeld
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 86
Cuisine: French, Swiss, Contemporary, Continental

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Falkenstrasse 6, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Seefeld
  • Neighborhood: Seefeld
  • Phone Number: +41 44 258 98 98

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 86
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Swiss, Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Top Chef Pierre Meyer and his Restaurant Opera team look forward to delighting you in a unique ambience with seductively prepared fish specialities of the highest quality. Awards including the Golden Fish and entries in the Gault Millau guide reflect the significance we attach to impeccable quality and assured sustainability, which is why we use only fresh, predominantly regional, ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:15 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:15 am - 11:30 pm

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